LONDON: Wycombe goalkeeper Jordan Archer became the second goalkeeper this season to be attacked by a fan when he was assaulted in the closing stages of his side’s 1-0 victory against Gillingham in a League Two clash at the Priestfield Stadium on Monday.
Archer, on loan at Wycombe from Tottenham, had placed the ball down prior to taking a goal kick when the Gillingham supporter entered the field and leapt towards the 19-year-old keeper, knocking him to the ground.
The fan was quickly apprehended by a steward and the clearly stunned Archer was unhurt and able to continue playing as Wycombe secured a surprise win over Martin Allen’s promotion chasers.
“Some people give the rest of the Gillingham fans a bad name,” Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told Sky Sports 1.
“I don’t want to comment too much, but everyone is okay in there.”
The first incident of such a nature came back in October when Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was attacked by Aaron Cawley during the 1-1 draw with bitter Yorkshire rivals Leeds.
Cawley, 21, was later jailed for 16 weeks. -AFP
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